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Who is the course for?
This eLearning course is aimed at individuals who work with hydrocarbons in locations where there is potential for discharges or releases to the marine environment.
Is previous experience required?
You do not need prior knowledge or experience to complete this course and it is assumed that you are competent in your designated role.
How will the course benefit me?
Hydrocarbons can enter the marine environment and cause damage as a result of planned discharges or accidental releases. This course will give you a basic understanding of the types and sources of oily discharges and releases and the ways in which these can be reduced or contained.
The knowledge gained in this course will help you to stay in compliance with legislative requirements. It will also indicate your actions in the event of an emergency.
How will the course benefit my company?
By ensuring you are fully aware of how to manage oily discharges and releases, you contribute to the prevention of accidental releases and environmental damage, as well as ensuring that you operate in compliance with relevant regulations and legislation.
What standards are referenced in the course?
This course does not refer to specific legislation or standards but is written to current HSE guidelines and industry best practice.
Is there an assessment?
Once you have completed the course, you will be asked a series of questions to check your knowledge and understanding. These are based on the learning objectives for the course and have a pass mark of 100%.
• Give an overview of hydrocarbon release and discharge
• Identify the environmental effects of planned oily discharges and accidental releases to sea
• Explain the types and sources of planned oily discharges and accidental releases to sea
• Explain the operational ways to reduce oil discharge and releases
• Explain design ways to contain oil discharge and releases
• Summarise the importance of legislative controls
• Describe best practice permitting and reporting processes relating to discharge and releases
• Describe typical spill procedures and emergency planning
• Describe ways to manage discharges and releases
• Identify specific roles and responsibilities and the company’s commitment to managing oily discharges and releases
• Internet Access - Users will need a computer or device with a web browser and an internet connection.
• System - Runs on desktop computers and tablets. Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 10 and MAC OS. Apple Tablets running IOS 11.
• Browser - Runs on Edge, Chrome, Firefox and Safari, no plug-ins required
• Minimum browser size - 1024x672
• Audio – Requires speaker or headphones.
• Notes - Not suitable for smartphones
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